F 15 Crashes off Flamborough Head in East Yorkshire, one pilot missing

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Sky News: A major operation is underway after the F-15 fighter jet came down near Flamborough Head in East Yorkshire, south of Scarborough.

The pilot is yet to be found.
A US Air Force F-15C Eagle is seen at the airfield near Siauliai Zuokiniai, Lithunaia on March 6, in 2014. The United States sent six additional F-15 fighter jets to step up NATO's air patrols over the Baltic states, mission host Lithuania said as West-Russia tensions simmered over Ukraine. AFP PHOTO / PETRAS MALUKAS (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP via Getty Images)
Image:The F-15C is a single-seater air defence fighter. File pic

In a statement, the US Air Force confirmed the F-15C Eagle crashed at around 9.40am.

The aircraft was from the 48th Fighter Wing based at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, it added.



“The cause of the crash as well as the status of the pilot are unknown at this time, and UK Search and Rescue have been called to support.

https://news.sky.com/story/us-f-15-fighter-jet-crashes-into-north-sea-off-yorkshire-coast-as-major-operation-underway-12007159

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  1. Bad news. Hope the pilot ejected and survived in the water, untill rescue team find him.

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